Please Note: Admission exams for Winter 2023 and beyond are suspended until further notice. Contact the Office of the Registrar for further information.
Testing Services is open for invigilation/supervision of online and paper-based examinations for;
- students with documented disabilities as recognized by SAIT Accessibility Services
- SAIT make-up exams
- external exams
How to book your exam
To book an exam using accommodations:
- Sign in with your SAIT email to ensure that your accommodations are visible
- Book at least 4 days (96 hours) in advance of the exam date
If your instructors name is not listed please contact your instructor.
What to expect when writing an exam
Our classroom-based testing environment is video-monitored, and our computers are equipped to monitor activity, restrict access and help ensure exam integrity.
Testing Services requires valid government or SAIT-issued photo identification such as;
- SAIT ID card
- Driver's license
If you are writing an external exam, additional ID aside from government or institution-issued identification may be required. Please check with your company or institution and come prepared.
Cellphones are prohibited for use in Testing Services.
Permitted materials are as followed (but not limited to);
- Exam specific materials authorized by an instructor (i.e calculator, formula sheet)
- Re-sealable, clear drinking container
- Items identified in your accommodation memo
- Religious headgear only
- watches of any kind
- anything with Bluetooth capabilities
- unauthorized materials such as, class notes or textbooks, unless the exam instructions explicitly state these items are allowed
- food (unless medically required with documentation in place)
- scents & fragrances
- hats or touques
Friends, family, guests or children are not permitted to enter the testing room at any time, please have them wait outside and arrange for childcare before writing your exam.
If you have questions regarding permitted exam materials, please contact your instructor, institution or company.
We suggest you arrive 15 minutes before your booked exam start time.
If you arrive later than 30 minutes, you will be required to contact your instructor to reschedule.
*Hours of operation will differ during final exam periods. Please contact Testing Services for more information.
We abide by the following policies:
Exams with accommodations
Students registered with Accessibility Services that have a valid accommodation memo and are registered into a SAIT program, have the option to write with Testing Services if their accommodations cannot be met writing in-class.
Visit Accessibility Services to learn more about accommodations and the exam process.
Students are responsible for notifying their instructor of their required accommodations in advance, to discuss options for writing their exams.
Challenge exams are organized through your SAIT school or department, please contact them for further details.
Testing Services does not oversee exams written off-campus for SAIT students. Please speak with your instructor to arrange for accommodations outside of SAIT.
An external exam that comes from another institution or company other than SAIT requires a SAIT invigilator or proctor for supervision.
Testing Services will distribute, invigilate and collect exams for external organizations and other universities and colleges.
Please be advised that individual institutions make use of SAIT facilities but may not work in collaboration with the Testing Centre.
Arranging your external exam
Confirm with your institution or company that you wish to write an exam at SAIT. Please follow the steps and requirements needed for taking an external exam by your institution before contacting Testing Services with your request.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Examinee name
- Examinee contact information
- Institution name
- Institution student ID # (if applicable)
- Exam name
- Course code (if applicable)
- Whether the exam is online or paper-based
- Any required materials (if applicable)
- Any additional details regarding your exam (if applicable)
- Requested exam date
- Requested exam time
- Length of exam
Please include all documents or proctor forms from your institution that need to be completed by Testing Services in your email.
You will receive an email response within five business days and we will advise you of any issues or concerns at that time. We ask that all exam requests be sent with 10 business days' notice to ensure we have enough time to process your request. Requests sent less than five business days before the requested writing date will be rejected.
If your request is accepted, exam delivery must be arranged by you and your institution, this includes the return of all documents and proctor forms to your exam coordinator at your institution and any costs associated. Please note that when we accept your exam booking request, this does not confirm that your exam is available at our institution, we are only confirming that your seat is booked within our centre. Please ensure to contact your institution or company to confirm the delivery status of your exam.
There is a $100 sitting fee per exam to be paid at time of check-in (if applicable).
If any paper documents are to be returned to your institution by mail, Testing Services must be provided with a pre-paid courier envelope as per your institution requirements, before we release your exam. Testing Services will not cover courier or mailing fees in the event incorrect postage or envelopes are provided. Please note: Testing Services is not responsible for any courier fees associated with external exams.
Testing Services does not keep copies of completed external exams. Completed exams that require courier delivery will be provided by the student or institution. We are not liable for exams lost due to shipping issues.
Testing Services no longer offers admission testing to prospective students seeking admission into full-time, part-time and/or pre-employment programs for Winter 2023 terms and later.
Applicants requesting admission testing will be advised to wait until further notice for how admission exams will be handled moving forward.
Testing Services does not directly handle bookings for English language proficiency assessments. Learn more about english proficiency at SAIT.